IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE TO DISCOVER THE PREPARED MATERIALS ON THE TRAFFIC ACCIDENT OF NGNGO CAR․ AN OFFICIAL EXAMINATION IS BEING CARRIED OUT
On October 27, 2018, a car belonging to New Generation Humanitarian NGO (NGNGO) parked in front of the office of NGNGO was hit by an unknown car in the evening and the driver left. The incident was videotaped by a nearby camera. The President of the Organization submitted a report on the incident, providing the video carrier. For about 3 months after that, the Organization did not receive any information about the incident – the investigation, the finding of the culprit, as well as other investigative actions. Moreover, it was not possible to get information about the course of the case even after S. Gabrielyan personally visited the police station again. Meanwhile, it is clear from the video that the traffic police (TP) had arrived at the place of the incident, because in addition to the car belonging to the Organization, the unknown driver had also hit the other car in front. On 29.01.2019 the Organization sent a letter to the RA Traffic Police, asking to provide information on the progress of the case, but neither written nor oral answer was given to the inquiry.
The organization was forced to file a lawsuit in 2019 on the demand to oblige the RA Traffic Police
Service to respond to the plaintiff’s letter within three days. As a result, on November 20, 2019, the lawsuit was upheld by the RA Court of First Instance of the city of Yerevan. The court made a decision to oblige the defendant to respond to the plaintiff’s NG-02-015-1901 letter sent on 29.01.2019 within three days and in favor of New Generation Humanitarian NGO to confiscate the amount of the state fee previously paid for the lawsuit and the payment of the plaintiff’s representative. Enforcement proceedings were initiated on October 23, 2020 by the RA Compulsory Enforcement Service.
NGNGO has repeatedly applied to the RA Traffic Police Service, as well as to the Compulsory Enforcement Service, asking to instruct to provide the answer to the letter, but no response was received.
In response to the regular application of NGNGO, on July 8, 2021, the response of the RA Compulsory Enforcement Service was received, to which the letter of the RA Traffic Police Service was attached. The RA Traffic Police Service informed that it was not possible to respond to the letter of January 29, 2019, as it refers to the materials prepared on the fact of the traffic incident which took place on Tumanyan Street in Yerevan on October 27, 2018, which could not be found, in connection with wich the Traffic Police is conducting an offical investigation.
New Generation Humanitarian NGO condemns such careless behavior of the RA Traffic Police Service.
As a result of such inaction, many crimes are not revealed, the public trust in that structure decreases.
We urge and call out to take immediate measures to find out under what circumstances the materials on the case have disappeared and to take appropriate action.